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Ray Brown's current trio?

Discussion in 'Bassists [DB]' started by Mike Goodbar, Dec 4, 2001.


  1. Can anyone tell me who is in Ray's current working trio?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    I think his "A" group is Geoff Keyser (sp?) and some young drummer who looks about 19. I saw them a few years ago and they were absolutely killing. I saw him earlier this year with what i took to be his "B" group on a lower-profile gig. I can't remember the name of the sidemen off the top of my head, but I posted a thread on it down here in DB somewhere...I'm sure a search of thread titles with "Ray Brown" as the keyword would turn it up.
     
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Yeah I saw a TV programme where they talked to Keyser about this.

    I also remember that Ray Brown brought the trio over to the UK this year and he mentioned in interviews how he hated it when people called it a piano trio - to him it was a bass trio! ;)
     
  4. daveemac

    daveemac

    Dec 6, 2001
    SF, CA
    Keezer and Karim Riggins left the band a year or more ago. Currently it's Larry Fuller (p) and George Flutis (d).

    Ray has another trio w/Russel Malone and Monty Alexander which should be doing some dates next year.
     
  5. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY


    Right...THAT'S the group I saw in Indy this year, and while theye were good, they were nowhere NEAR as solid as Keezer and Riggins. Of course, that's kind of a high standard to live up to.